Seth and team,
I would like to pass my thanks for the insights you provided to JTF-N on Information Organization and Access one year ago. The team did a fast press out the gate and ran into some roadblocks, as you suggested we would. With that knowledge we re-grouped, re-formed, and each time came back stronger and stronger. Constant education of our leadership, and defining the "why" in managing and organizing content is important, has not only resonated within our command, but has taken fire throughout the many organizations within the Department of Defense. As we looked at potential stake-holders within DoD, the need for organizing information was like heavy weight champion boxer punch to the face to leaders using a very simple message: You get the right information, when you need it, assists you in making informed decisions. This simple statement led to follow on conversations on the "who" and "what". Armed with the information you taught, and I wish I was as good as articulating it as Seth (we all can wish), stimulated the "how". We now at JTF-N, with your suggestion, are using a tool (Active Navigation) to remove the Redundant, Obsolete, and Trivial (ROT) data as a first step in organizing our information. As we do this, many 4-star commands sit in wait to see how this small team executes the task. The team is excited at this major step is in progress and we will keep you updated as keep the ball rolling. Never easy, but right usually never is.
Thanks a bunch and will keep you posted.
MSgt Darrick Kimble